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MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 1:00pm PST
fiscal cliff. here are today's "top lines." countdown to sky fall. >> the last thing you want to hear on new year's eve is another speech from me. >> the thought of not kissing somebody is just -- >> an agreement to prevent this new year's tax hike is within sight. >> we're going to come in at 11:00 a.m. we'll have further announcement perhaps. >> it looks like i'm going to be spending new year's here. >> what's happening in walk right now is pathetic. >> had the republicans been willing to take the deal i gave them. >> they have had a brain freeze. >> with this congress that was obviously a little too much to hope for. >> the biggest threat to our american economy is our american congress. >> whatever happens today is really inconsequential. >> we want to starve the beast. well, guess what? starve the beast doesn't work. >> hats off to the president. he stood his ground. >> i have been doing a lot of thinking and i love you. >> how do you expect me to respond to this. >> the pressure is on congress to produce. >> i pledge to call to the vice president. >> i have had a number of conversations with
MSNBC
Dec 26, 2012 1:00pm PST
working with congress to avert the looming fiscal cliff within the next six days. it's a matter that's been made all the more difficult with news today that speaker boehner's house will not be back to work on thursday. we've got kristen welker joining us from beautiful honolulu. that's a lovely spot there. >> it is. hey, karen. >> hey. wel get to the fiscal cliff in just a moment. we understand that you've just gotten word that the president is actually getting updates on the condition of former president rw bush. what can you tell us about that sfl. >> that's right. according to a senior official, president obama has been kept up to date on the condition of former president bush. he is recovering. he spent christmas in the hospital. doctors kept him there after concern that his fever was increasing. now, the senior administration officials won't confirm who's updating president obama. karen, it's not unusual for a sitting president to be kept in the loop when this type of situation arouss. when a former president is ill. so we are being told he has been kept in the loop. and of course the entire white house watching quite closely an
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 1:00pm PST
much and have a really happy new year. >> thanks, karen. >>> coming up, it's not just the fiscal cliff. the president has a lot to do and not a lot of time to do it. stay with us. >> the president goes off 18 hours on the golf course, 20 hours in the air. how do you view this politically? >> he's been using this, and i must say with great skill and ruthless skill and success to fracture and basically shatter the republican opposition. we're all having such a great year in the gulf, we've decided to put aside our rivalry. 'cause all our states are great. and now is when the gulf gets even better. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride or just lay in the sun. enjoy the wildlife and natural beauty. and don't forget our amazing seafood. so come to the gulf, you'll have a great time. especially in alabama. you mean mississippi. that's florida. say louisiana or there's no dessert. brought to you by bp and all of us who call the gulf home. c'mon, michael! get in the game! [ male announcer ] don't have the hops for hoops with your buddies? lost your appetite
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 1:00pm PST
year deadline. >> they're calling it the fiscal cliff. [ speaking foreign language ] >> john boehner seems to care more about keeping his speakership than about keeping the nation on firm financial footing. >> let's take the american people out of the line of fire in terms of taxes. >> it's being operated with a dictatorship of the speaker. >> i have never known john boehner not to have a plan. >> it seems pretty dark right now. >> it looks like there's no way there's going to be any deal done. >> so i say to the speaker, take the escape hatch we've left you. >> we're not going to get anything done that doesn't involve some measure of compromise. >> it's not 100% sure that's going to work any longer, and now that we know how fanatical the fanatics are. >> it's like blah, blah, blah. >>> a very busy day here in washington and we want to take you right to the senate floor where senator mitch mcconnell is actually speaking about the fiscal cliff. let's take a listen. >> we'll see what the president has to propose. members on both sides of the aisle will review it, and then we'll
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